General Fishkeeping

Browse through a huge selection of articles, useful tips and interesting facts covering every aspect of fishkeeping and water gardening.

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  1. Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Fintastic Fishkeeping Dads
    Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Fintastic Fishkeeping Dads

    Father’s Day (16th June, 2019) is just around the corner, and if you are still struggling for gift ideas for your aquatic-loving Dad, you have come to the right place! No matter what you budget, we have put together our top gift ideas to help you say thank you to your Dad this Father’s Day.

  2. This Month's Review Winner
    This Month's Review Winner

    Our review competition winner this month is Katherine Smith who receives a £50 Maidenhead Aquatics voucher to spend at her chosen store! Find out how you could be our lucky winner next month.

  3. Japanese Koi Buying Trip
    Japanese Koi Buying Trip


    Each year a group of our partners travel to Japan to visit the koi breeders and to select the best koi to stock our shops and fulfill our customer orders. Take a look at our photo diary and find out what we got up to on this year's trip.

  4. What's Coming in 2019?
    What's Coming in 2019?
    Maidenhead Aquatics would like to thank all of our valued customers for helping to make 2018 such an incredible year. We can’t wait to continue with you all on your fishkeeping journeys in 2019.​
  5. New Year’s Resolutions for the Fishkeeper
    New Year’s Resolutions for the Fishkeeper
    Healthy fish make happy fishkeepers, and what better time to take stock of your fishes' wellbeing and health than the start of a New Year? Here are our top 10 suggestions for New Year's Resolutions for Fishkeepers that you can be sure your fish will thank you for.
  6. Mighty Aphrodite
    Mighty Aphrodite
    Elusive, enchanting, bewitching and beautiful, Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love was certainly no slouch in the looks department.
  7. An Introduction to the Planted Aquarium
    An Introduction to the Planted Aquarium
    Aquatic plants exist in many of the biotopes that we may endeavour to recreate in our home aquariums.
  8. Your guide to Aquarium  Lighting
    Your guide to Aquarium Lighting
    ​Choosing the appropriate lighting for your aquarium may seem like a bit of a minefield
  9. Keeping Goldfish 101
    Keeping Goldfish 101
    ​Set out below are some basic guidelines for looking after your pet goldfish, with simple explanations as to their reasons. They're not foolproof, but should help you to avoid some of the common pitfalls that can occur. ​Set out below are some basic guidelines for looking after your pet goldfish, with simple explanations as to their reasons. They're not foolproof, but should help you to avoid some of the common pitfalls that can occur.
  10. Fish Health
    Fish Health
    Understanding how an aquarium and its filtration work to support aquatic life is fundamental in preventing disease outbreaks. The basics of aquatic life-support and water chemistry are the same whether you have a pond or aquarium.
  11. Fishkeeping is good for your health
    Fishkeeping is good for your health
    ​It's official: fishkeeping is good for your health!
  12. Smarter Fish Live Longer
    Smarter Fish Live Longer
    ​New research on guppies recently published in the journal Functional Ecology has found that larger brain sizes correlate to higher survival rates.
  13. UK Gardeners urged to set up Ponds
    UK Gardeners urged to set up Ponds
    ​Gardeners in the UK are being encouraged to set up ponds, simple pools, or bog gardens because sightings of our native amphibians have dramatically decreased.
  14. Tropical Feeding Guide - Live Foods
    Tropical Feeding Guide - Live Foods
    Learn about the benefits of live foods feeding your fish.
  15. Tropical Feeding Guide - Herbivores and Fry
    Tropical Feeding Guide - Herbivores and Fry
    Learn about the benefits of vegetables when feeding your fish, and the specific foods for Fry.
  16. Tropical Feeding Guide - Frozen Foods
    Tropical Feeding Guide - Frozen Foods
    Learn about the benefits of frozen, freeze-dried and gel based foods when feeding your fish.
  17. First Time Fishkeeper - Round Up
    First Time Fishkeeper - Round Up
    Have you been inspired by our First Time Fishkeeper series? You can watch all the videos again here and refresh your memory on what you learnt!
  18. Tropical Feeding Guide - Flakes
    Tropical Feeding Guide - Flakes
    Learn about the benefits of dry foods when feeding your fish.
  19. Interzoo Report 2018
    Interzoo Report 2018
    Earlier this month, representatives from Maidenhead Aquatics attended the world's largest trade fair for the pet industry in Nuremberg. Seeing first hand the cutting edge innovation in products for 2018. Read on to find out what we’re excited about..
  20. Father's Day: Dedicated Dads
    Father's Day: Dedicated Dads

    In June of every year, Father's Day is cause to celebrate male parental care. Humans fall into a rare group of beings in which the male and the female both exhibit parental care - a behaviour really rather uncommon in the animal kingdom.

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